Classrooms and learning spaces
Classrooms are a vital component of the experience at Wofford College. We want to do all we can to allow for the greatest amount of in-person instruction. To that end, the college has surveyed classrooms, building capacities and enrollments to identify opportunities to increase physical distance for students. Additional “non-traditional spaces” will be needed to allow larger classes to vacate space for average enrollment classes to occupy. Some schedule flexibility may also be necessary.
- Classrooms will be reconfigured to improve physical distance. Students also will be asked to spread out as much as possible.
- Face coverings must be worn in classrooms and labs. Face coverings must be worn in all academic areas.
- All faculty will be prepared to make course content available online to ensure all students have access.
- Faculty who are considered at high risk will have the option of teaching remotely. Those who wish to take this option will need to request formal approval from the Office of the Provost.
- Students who are considered high risk will have a similar option to avoid in-person class meetings. Details about this process will be posted here as they become available. Students with conditions rising to the level of a disability should continue to request accommodations through the Office of Accessibility Services on the myWofford Student page.
- Students and faculty are required to self-report, complete daily screening tool, and not attend classes if they are ill.
- Classes unable to meet distancing requirements may adopt A/B style schedules to reduce classroom density.
- Plexiglass shields have been installed on instructor tables in classrooms. Professors should refrain from walking the room during class.
- Class transportation will need to be distanced and evaluated. Consider allowing students to drive to the Goodall Environmental Studies Center in Glendale and other nearby venues for study.
Modes of Instruction
The 2020-2021 academic year will look different. Some classes will be remote and others might combine in-person meetings and remote sessions.
Dr. Anne Catllá, director of Wofford’s Center for Innovation in Learning and associate professor of mathematics, recorded a video offering insight on the new teaching environment and tips on how to be successful. Communication will be especially important this year.
Wofford offers a variety of academic support services. Students are encouraged to take advantage of any and all of these important services.